300 metric tons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a chemical processing plant in Jalan Samulun – West of Singapore – yesterday morning, according to a report by AsiaOne News.
AsiaOne”s report said acid leaked from a damaged tank owned by Chemical Industry Far East Limited. However, the leakage was confined to the bund walls enclosing the plant. When contacted, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) told AsiaOne that no one was injured in the incident.
The SCDF set up ground monitors and used water to neutralize the vapor and dilute the leakage. The remnants of the leakage has since been pumped into an empty storage tank. Three fire engines, two fire bikes and five support appliances, including a Hazardous Material (HazMat) team, were deployed to handle the situation.
Further investigation by the NEA revealed that there was no hydrochloric acid fumes detected beyond the company premises during the incident.
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